Steven H. McCown is a Chief Architect at Anonyome Labs and conducts R&D for security and crypto-related technologies, such as: encrypted messaging, self-sovereign identity, secure payments, blockchain applications, etc. During his career, McCown has invented several patented mobile payment and security technologies. In 2008, McCown co-founded RFinity Corporation and launched a mobile payment system for customers to make purchases by tapping their phone on a NFC-compatible credit card terminals. At the Idaho National Laboratory (INL; U.S. Dept. of Energy), he performed security vulnerability discovery for computing systems and mobile devices. He also created a method for common cellphones to detect ionizing radiation (from ‘dirty bombs’) and ‘phone home’ to alert first responders. While serving as a U.S. Air Force officer, he led virtual reality research and built post-mission analysis systems for the AWACS aircraft. McCown holds B.S. & M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, holds a current Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification, and is an inventor on 19 patents.